UK universities leading the way with employers in China and Hong Kong

Thanks to Kirsten Roche for sharing this - good news for our Chinese students.   A recent survey of 93 employers based in Hong Kong and China by GradConnection has found that graduates from UK Universities are highly in demand. 80% of the employers surveyed said that they specifically targeted students returning from UK Universities. … Continue reading UK universities leading the way with employers in China and Hong Kong

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What skills and attributes do employers struggle to find? 

Thanks to my colleague Ruth Donnelly for this post which gives an overview of findings from a recent employer survey about skills they struggle to find - Rebecca Although most graduate employers claim they are not looking for "the finished article", there are certain important skills, attributes and mindsets which are often found lacking. According … Continue reading What skills and attributes do employers struggle to find? 

UK management consultancy sector set for another year of growth

Thanks to my colleague Kayleigh McGarry for this blog post giving an update on the consulting sector following the publication of Top Consultant's annual management consultancy recruitment report; essential reading for any of you who are thinking about entering this competitive sector - Rebecca Top-Consultant.com have published their annual Management Consultancy Recruitment Channel Report 2016, … Continue reading UK management consultancy sector set for another year of growth

Scientific employers – what makes them attractive?

Thanks to my colleague Deborah Fowlis for this post which reports on a recent survey of employees of scientific employers - well worth a read if you're planning on entering this sector after graduation - Rebecca A global survey has just been done to find out which scientific organisations are most attractive to applicants.  The … Continue reading Scientific employers – what makes them attractive?

The UK’s highest paying jobs of 2015

Many thanks to my colleague Lizzie Mortimer for this post with an update from the ONS - Rebecca The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2015. Regardless of whether you are motivated by the idea of getting a high salary or not, this article makes interesting reading. … Continue reading The UK’s highest paying jobs of 2015

What do graduates do?

A broadly encouraging picture of UK graduate recruitment was painted by the latest annual statistics on graduate destinations, released yesterday (Wednesday 21st Oct). What Do Graduates Do? 2015  analyses the results of a survey carried out in January 2015 on people who graduated the previous summer.* It shows a higher percentage of graduates entering professional … Continue reading What do graduates do?

2015’s graduates have 16% more jobs to choose from

Thanks to Sarah Allbeson for this post giving an interesting update on the graduate job market for 2015 leavers - Rebecca Great news was reported this week about the graduate job market. 2015’s graduates have got 16% more jobs to choose from than 2014’s university leavers. The latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna found … Continue reading 2015’s graduates have 16% more jobs to choose from

Top 50 Employers for Women 2015 announced – HR Grapevine

Last week saw the announcement of the 2015 Top 50 Employers for Women. The list is compiled by The Times in conjunction with Opportunity Now and employers in the top 50 have to demonstrate that gender equality is a key part of their business strategy, with consistent commitment to progressing women in the workplace. This year's … Continue reading Top 50 Employers for Women 2015 announced – HR Grapevine

Graduate migration patterns: will you be a Loyal, Stayer, Returner or Incomer?

Many thanks to Lorna Cox, Careers Consultant in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine for this blog post that provides a summary of some of Charlie Ball's research looking at graduate migration patterns. If you're thinking about where you might be based location-wise after you graduate then this post is worth a read - … Continue reading Graduate migration patterns: will you be a Loyal, Stayer, Returner or Incomer?

The public sector is open for business!

Thanks to our Assistant Director, Ruth Donnelly, for this post on graduate opportunities in the public sector which is based on some recent surveys in graduate recruitment - Rebecca Despite some adverse press coverage about spending cuts affecting the public sector, it’s worth being aware that there are still plenty of opportunities for graduates in this sector … Continue reading The public sector is open for business!